Today we are chatting with Jothi Dugar, NIH CIT CISO at the National Institutes of Health, Center for Information Technology and Acting Deputy Director. Jothi gives us some insight into what she thinks is the way forward in the future of FedHealthIT work, the experiences in her life that led her to where she is today, and how she has learned there is strength in vulnerability as a leader.
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About Jothi Dugar, Acting Deputy Director, NIH CIT CISO, Wellness/Life Coach, Author, Speaker
Jothi Dugar is a leader in the Cybersecurity field, and currently functioning as the first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the National Institutes of Health, Center for Information Technology (NIH CIT) as well as the Acting Deputy Director.
Bringing a wealth of experience and expertise, Jothi uses new and innovative methods and solutions to address longstanding, challenging issues. She also brings a passion for diversity in the workplace and believes that valuing different ways of looking at and handling things leads to more productivity, innovation, and happiness amongst the workforce.
Jothi is a prominent international speaker and frequently speaks about the value of a diverse workforce, women in leadership, holistic approaches to Cybersecurity, and Wellness for the technology world. Additionally, she has been published in numerous magazines, media, and press. She is also an international best selling author and has written three books focused on self help, wellness, and women in Cybersecurity.
About the National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s largest medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. The National Institutes of Health is made up of 27 different components called Institutes and Centers. Each has its own specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems.
The Center for Information Technology (CIT) is one of twenty-seven institutes and centers at the NIH responsible for providing trans-NIH IT services, systems, and network capabilities with an annual budget of approximately $500 million and a 1,000-person workforce.